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Hi

I was hoping that someone here would be able to give me a bit of advice as to whether this is something i can do myself or if i'll have to just bite the bullet and take it to the dealer...

I was moving house last weekend and accidentally bashed my rear passenger door with my stereo as i was putting it in the car. I've got a tiny little dent from where the corner of it hit the door, and there's a small chip of paint missing in the middle of the dent. I haven't measured it, but the dent is pretty shallow and is only a few mm across.

Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? And, dare I ask, does anyone know if it's likely to be expensive?! :(

Thanks!
Rob.
 

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its hard to say with out seeing it if it isnt that bad ou may be able to find a local specialist who removes small dents around here its £50 to have a paintless dent removed dealer can usually source the trades but will charge you for it
you could also try chips away though I am not a lover of these(smart repairs) if it was mine if the dent removal didnt do the job it would be in the body shop having it done properly

show us a pic if you can
 

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As Deks says we'll need a pic to give advice.I hate it when this happens as it makes you so annoyed with yourself and the scratch/dent screams at you each time you see it
 

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From various comments I have read in very many posts, the paint on the Juke does appear to be a biton the soft side.Whether it hardens up as time goes by, is a possibility, I guess but nevertheless, it is a nuisance when you accidently bash the car and create a blemish?Hope you get it sorted soon. For my part, it would be in for a professional repair if it happened to me.
 

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most japanese paints are very soft. Although easy to scratch also easy to repair
 

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Rocks703 said:
most japanese paints are very soft. Although easy to scratch also easy to repair
agreed 2 more scratches passenger door G3 all gone

mind you not sure if scratch was in lacquer or all that polish and wax I put on last month
 

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deks36 said:
mind you not sure if scratch was in lacquer or all that polish and wax I put on last month
Brilliant!
 

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Deks36, what´s G3, por favor??
 

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Pilgrim said:
Deks36, what´s G3, por favor??
Farecla G3 is a rubbing compound(yellow bottle) its what bodyshops use to flat back and polish up paintwork, it can be aggressive as it removes a layer to do its job but it does get rid of light scratches
there are other grades as well as the G3 also you may find other scratch removers work equally aswell (rocks is the man with the knowledge on these) but I use G3 in my work so have it to hand
 

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Thanks for that Deks36. Appreciate it.
 

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Thanks, everyone! I'm just so angry with myself for doing it. As it happens, I've just checked my front bumper and it looks as though i'm suffering from the paint defect too. If it's going in for that, I guess I may as well just bite the bullet. I won't be able to get it to the dealer in the next few weeks anyway so I'm just hoping they've got a permenant fix by then!
 
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